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Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017 Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe First ODI @ Galle Friday June 30,2017

The Zimbabwean Cricket Team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka to play 5 ODI's and 1 Test Match during  June 30 - July 18,2017

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 6 Wickets

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first
Sri Lanka scored 316/5 in 50 Overs
Danushka Gunathilaka           60(77 Balls 4x5 and 6x1)
Kusal Mendis                          86(80 Balls 4x8 and 6x1)
Upul Tharanga                         79(73 Balls 4x8 and 6x1)
Angelo Mathews                      43(30 Balls 4x6 and 6x1)
Asela Gunaratne                       28(26 Balls 4x4)
Wicket Takers(Zimbabwe)
Tendai Chatara                         2/49(9 Overs)
Solomon Mire                          1/47(7 Overs)
Graeme Cremer                        1/57(10 Overs)
Sean Williams                           1/57(9 Overs)

Zimbabwe scored 322/4  in 47.4 Overs
Hamilton Masakadza                05(14 Balls)
Craig Ervine                              18(23 Balls 4x2)
Solomon Mire                          112(96 Balls 4x14)
Sean Williams                            65(69 Balls 4x7)
Sikandar Raza                             67*(56 Balls 4x7 and 6x1)
Malcolm Walter                          40*(29 Balls 4x4)
Wicket Takers(Sri Lanka)
Asela Gunaratne                         2/45(7 Overs)
Lasith Malinga                            1/51(9 Overs)
Akila Dananjaya                          1/61(10 Overs)

Match Result - Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets
MOM - Solomon Mire(Zimbabwe) for his 112(96 Balls 4x14)
Series Result -Zimbabwe lead the 5-Match ODI Series 1-0

Not only was this Zimbabwe's first ODI victory against Sri Lanka on the island, it was also the first time any team successfully pursued a score in excess of 300

Solomon Mire and Sean Williams razed Sri Lanka with a third-wicket partnership of 161

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